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The Resource Delta Jews, narrated by Alfred Uhry and produced, directed, and written by Mike DeWitt, (electronic resource)

Delta Jews, narrated by Alfred Uhry and produced, directed, and written by Mike DeWitt, (electronic resource)

Label
Delta Jews
Title
Delta Jews
Statement of responsibility
narrated by Alfred Uhry and produced, directed, and written by Mike DeWitt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For over a century, the largely rural region of the Mississippi delta has been home to a thriving Jewish community, rooted generations-deep in its rich soil. Jews became an integral part of delta life, forging a hybrid identity that was deeply Jewish and distinctively Southern. Their numbers have dwindled in recent years, but a small number of Jews have stayed on, determined to maintain a Jewish presence against all odds. Through the eyes of those who remain, Delta Jews traces the history of the community and its relationship to its white Christian and black neighbors. We meet families who as merchants and farmers have taken on many characteristic speech patterns and social attitudes of their neighbors. Yet the families maintained their traditions, even if it took importing rabbis and traveling miles for services or seders. These families developed an active social network to reinforce their identity and keep the younger generation "in the fold." Their greatest challenge was the civil rights movement, however, when northern Jewish freedom riders looked to them for support. This is a unique film, not only for Jewish and Southern studies, but for anthropology and sociology courses dealing with cultural identity and assimilation
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DeWitt, Mike
Intended audience
For High School; College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
Runtime
56
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Jews
Target audience
general
Label
Delta Jews, narrated by Alfred Uhry and produced, directed, and written by Mike DeWitt, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1630980
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1630980/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (56 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209868
  • (OCoLC)747796325
Video recording format
other
Label
Delta Jews, narrated by Alfred Uhry and produced, directed, and written by Mike DeWitt, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1630980
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1630980/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (56 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209868
  • (OCoLC)747796325
Video recording format
other

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